Courts have held that trade secrets may include such diverse information as pricing and bidding formulas, feasibility forecasts, product designs, financial data, contract bids, internal marketing profiles, and other methods and systems used by the trade secret owner. In other words, virtually anything can be a trade secret if it meets the statutory or common law definition. This white paper reviews how to determine if information qualifies as a trade secret and if misappropriation occurred.
Partner with Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Practice primarily involves employment law and litigation, trade secret and unfair competition law and litigation, drafting employment and noncompetition agreements, FLSA and wage/hour issues, serving as a mediator for cases in those areas of law
Consistently named to North Carolina Super Lawyers and Business North Carolina’s annual Legal Elite for employment law or alternative dispute resolution
Consistently listed in Best Lawyers in America for employment law or alternative dispute resolution
Certified mediator with an emphasis on mediating employment-related disputes, covenants not to compete and trade secret issues, FLSA and wage/hour issues, and ERISA denial of benefits cases
Adjunct professor at Wake Forest University School of Law, including courses on Trade Secrets, Unfair Competition, and Negotiation
J.D. degree, Wake Forest University School of Law; M.Div. degree, Yale University